Celebrity chef, Michael Mina, has launched a new vintage, single vineyard champagne, Michel Gonet ‘Les Hautes Mottes’ Cuvée MINA Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru 2010.
The wine itself is a gorgeous Blanc de Blancs, with all the toasty brioche, hazelnut and lemon meringue aromas paired with the soft delicate mousse (less fizz) that you would expect from a great Les Mesnil Champagne.
The wine spent 10 years on the lees before disgorgement, which is considerably longer than the four years of aging required by law, adding significant textures and flavors, perfect for those who enjoy Extra Brut or Brut styles of Champagne.
This specific vintage is exclusive to MINA and will be served at all restaurants (except StripSteak Miami). Cuvée MINA Champagne comes from “Les-Mesnil-Sur-Oger,” one of the best grand cru villages in the Champagne region known for producing the most exquisite, elusive and expensive Blanc de Blancs in all of Champagne.
Price: National Average of $477/case (39.75/bottle)
Tasting notes: Blanc de Blancs with toasty brioche, hazelnut and lemon meringue aromas paired with the soft delicate mousse
Availability: Arizona: Stem Wine Co., California: Grandes Places Selections, Florida: Florida Wine Co., Hawaii: Ohana, Nevada: Southern Glazers, Tennessee: Best Brands, Washington State: Pacific Edge.